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Our Team.

Co-founders of Aviation Safety Compliance LLC (ASC), John Cox and Jim Hosey, are aviation veterans with over 20 years of consulting and auditing experience in Safety Management System (SMS) for the aviation industry, as well as public utilities (gas and electric). 

They maintain a diverse clientele in various industries including: Commercial Aviation, Corporate Aviation, Charter Operations, Government, Energy (production of oil and gas), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Tourism (Air tours), and Utilities (distribution of electricity and gas).

“I have had the pleasure of knowing John Cox and Jim Hosey for over 15 years and their expertise, knowledge and abilities in aviation safety and auditing are unmatched. Their attention to detail and commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry is truly commendable. I have personally witnessed their abilities and how they have helped to improve the safety standards of our Aviation Safety Program. They are without a doubt the best in the business and I would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of aviation safety and auditing expertise.”

Paul BJ Ransbury
CEO Aviation Performance Solutions LLC &

Chairman of NBAA Safety Committee (2022 - 2024)

About Us.

John Cox is a 53-year aviation veteran with experience as a corporate, commercial airline, and test pilot, as well as an instructor and aviation safety professional for over 35 years.  Jim Hosey spent 30 years in military flight operations as Commander of several departments with multi-million dollar budgets and has been an aviation safety professional for over 35 years. 


John and Jim are certified Aviation Auditors in Safety Management System and compliance programs and conduct operational and internal audits, investigations, and inspections. They also have conducted Safety Gap Analysis for a range of clients, including Fortune 500 corporate operators. 

With multiple auditing and safety management certifications, our Aviation Safety Compliance team is well-equipped to lead various types of safety audits and ensure that your operations meet domestic and international accreditation standards. 

Aviation Expertise

  • Accredited Business Aviation Safety Consortium Auditors (BASC)

  • Certified in Airfield Inspections and Airfield Management

  • NBAA Safety Manager Certificate Program

  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Operations Group

  • Member of the High Altitude Upset Recovery Steering Team

  • Member of the Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Task Force, the All Weather Operations Harmonization Working Group

  • Qualified IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and Standard of Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditor

Public Speaking and Media

Both John and Jim have done numerous speaking engagements and public appearances on aviation safety and Safety Management System. John appears regularly in news media worldwide regarding aviation safety and has been an aviation analyst for NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and the Weather Channel for over 15 years. 

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